Re: Mean

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg32993] Re: Mean*From*: Erk Jensen <Erk.Jensen at cern.ch>*Date*: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 02:38:13 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: CERN http://www.cern.ch*References*: <a54qru$bsu$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

poonam wrote: > > << Statistics`DescriptiveStatistics` > > data = {4.3, 7.2, 8.4, 5.8, 9.2, 3.9} > {4.3, 7.2, 8.4, 5.8, 9.2, 3.9} > > Mean[data] > Mean[{4.3, 7.2, 8.4, 5.8, 9.2, 3.9}] > > Variance[data] > 4.69467 > > I took this code exactly as in the help browser. Tried this in my > notebook. Why do I not get an answer for Mean? I get an answer for > Variance, and I also see an answer for Mean in the help browser for > the same data. Works fine for me. Are you sure that you haven't called Mean[data] before you loaded the package? In this case the 'Mean' inside the package will be shadowed by the one you used earlier! Ciao and good luck, -erk-